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East Midlands Trains staff work to rule

Members of the RMT union will start a work to rule from next Saturday on East Midlands Trains. The industrial action follows claims their bosses are trying to bully them into accepting new shift patterns while engineering work is being carried out - something the company denies.

Staff will refuse to work overtime or any tasks which fall outside their agreed terms and conditions.

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Fares on East Midland trains set to rise

Rail fares on East Midland trains are set to rise. Prices will increase by 4%, meaning the average cost of a single journey will increase by 52 pence. Bosses at East Midlands Trains say the hike is needed for investment into their fleet of nearly one hundred trains and stations.

They also say it will make the system more cost-efficient and help take the pressure off future fare rises.

Train strikes

There will be disruption on rail services across the region as drivers at East Midlands Trains go on strike.

They are unhappy over changes to the pension scheme. All services on major routes from Sheffield will be affected. East Midlands Trains has pledged to run a skeleton service.

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